Physiotherapist, Women's Ambulatory Clinics

Req ID: 138488 
Department/Program: General Gynaecology Clinics, Women & Newborn Health Program 
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (40% FTE) for one year x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $32.8153 - $42.8881
Closing Date: Open until filled


IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.


Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Women’s Ambulatory, Perioperative, Breast Health, General Gynecology, Dartmouth Clinic & Community Midwifery Team, the Physiotherapist is responsible for the management of pelvic health physiotherapy practice (general gyne/pelvic health referrals, team member chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor pathway, program development, and educational sessions). The Physiotherapist assesses and treats patients on receipt of a referral while maintaining liaison with medical staff and other interdisciplinary team members. The Physiotherapist participates in the professional development of services through care team meetings, working groups, and subcommittees as appropriate. The Physiotherapist will also participate in the education of patients and families, IWK Health staff, and affiliated students. As a member of the physiotherapy service, the Physiotherapist will share responsibility with all IWK Physiotherapist’s for caseload coverage throughout IWK Health as required.

Hours of Work

Shifts Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per shift. Weekend standby and call back coverage on a rotational basis. 30 hours bi-weekly.

Your Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) approved Physiotherapy Program required.
  • Licensed, or eligble to be licensed, to practice by the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP) required.
  • Registered, or eligible for membership, in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association required. 
  • Minimum two (2) years clinical experience in pelvic health physiotherapy (involving internal pelvic examinations) required. 
  • Completion of the following Pelvic Health courses:
    • The Physical Therapy Approach to Female Urinary Incontinence (or equivalent)
    • Advanced course in Dyspareunia and/or Pelvic Pain 
    • Physiotherapy for Ano-Rectal Disorders
  • Clinical experience in chronic pain program preferred.
  • Pediatric experience preferred (for centre-wide coverage responsibilities).
  • Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in assessment and intervention for women’s health required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team in a variety of settings as well as the ability to work independently required.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills required.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management, organization and problem-solving skills required.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.


Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.


This is a Healthcare  bargaining  unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


An  offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant. 

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